Dolores Wawia appointed to Order of Ontario

Dolores Wawia (B.Ed '85) is a leader, pioneer in native education and storyteller who has expanded educational opportunities for Aboriginal people. In February 2015, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, appointed Dolores to the Order of Ontario.
She spent 15 years at Lakehead developing the Native Teacher Education Program (NTEP), followed by three years helping set up McMaster University's Indigenous Studies program. Also known as "The Frog Lady," she has championed Aboriginal teacher education and served as an inspiration and role model for thousands of Aboriginal students.